Folk and Traditional Arts
ACHF Cultural Heritage
Minnesota plays a key role in today’s Gaelic harp tradition. My project will significantly increase access to its unique voice and cultural context Concert and workshop audiences will be encouraged to respond to a professionally-created questionnaire. Collected data and comments will be independently assessed at the project’s conclusion. 2: Minnesota plays a key role in today’s Gaelic harp tradition. My project will significantly increase access to its unique voice and cultural context. Concert and workshop audiences will be encouraged to respond to a professionally-created questionnaire. Collected data and comments will be independently assessed at the project’s conclusion.
Ten 'Jacobite Harp' concerts and workshops in nine Minnesota communities significantly increased Minnesotans’ access to the Gaelic harp’s voice and cultural context. 2: Audiences attending each community concert were requested to complete a brief questionnaire following the show that included questions regarding whether the respondent had heard Irish music previously; had heard Irish/Celtic/Gaelic harp previously.
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Folk and Traditional Arts
Master Gaelic harper Ann Heymann will arrange, document, and perform a traditional repertoire on a Bunworth harp. Its dramatic story and sound will be shared through concerts and workshops in ten Minnesota communities.
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Drue Fergison: Musicologist with a strong interdisciplinary and ethnomusicological background; Alan Kagan: Professor emeritus, ethnomusicology, School of Music, Univeristy of Minnesota; Mark Lambert: Faculty member, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, with ceramics emphasis; Margaret Larson: Voice teacher, choral director, professional singer; professor of voice, McNally Smith College of Music; Niels Strandskov: Arts administrator, Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School; Gwen Westerman Wasicuna: Poet and fiber artist